“Free” Wood Chips

March 29, 2014

So Thursday I get a call from the owner of a local landscape company telling me they have a load of really clean wood chips – would I like them?

This is the same company that dumped a load about 8 months ago.  Now, I haven’t finished moving all those, but who am I to say no to free wood chips?  Besides, we really do need them to finish the yard.

So I said yes.  I tell the owner that my mom will be home and direct the guys where to dump the chips.

Two hours later I get a call from mom – “the men didn’t listen to me when I told them to stop dumping so the chips are in the drive way and I can’t close the gate.  Oh, and they tore part of the gate off the fence”.

I called the owner who didn’t answer the phone and hasn’t responded to my voice message – yes it was polite.

The fence repairman came out and it’s going to cost just under $200 to fix the gate.

So much for free wood chips, eh?

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